rtl8723bs driver

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rtl8723bs driver

Postby DIONISIS POLITIS » 2018-01-16 14:59

I can't find a driver for the rtl8723bs chip. Any suggestion?
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Re: rtl8723bs driver

Postby kopper » 2018-01-16 15:05

Maybe tell us what you're running? Stable, Testing, Sid, Ubuntu, other..? Check that you have non-free included in your sources list.

Stable doesn't seem to have it in firmware-realtek package, Sid and backports do. Didn't look for testing but maybe you can handle that yourself.

Instructions how you install backports here, if that's what you need.
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Re: rtl8723bs driver

Postby arochester » 2018-01-16 15:18

EDIT1: Wifi: I have successfully made the internal wifi working. The tables uses a Realtek rtl8723bs sdio adapter. The drivers can be found here. I had to insmod the .ko file manually to make it work.
https://www.reddit.com/r/debian/comment ... ap_tablet/
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Re: rtl8723bs driver

Postby DIONISIS POLITIS » 2018-01-17 07:05

kopper wrote:Maybe tell us what you're running? Stable, Testing, Sid, Ubuntu, other..? Check that you have non-free included in your sources list.

Stable doesn't seem to have it in firmware-realtek package, Sid and backports do. Didn't look for testing but maybe you can handle that yourself.

Instructions how you install backports here, if that's what you need.

thanks for the answer. I run sid but the aforementioned package does not include r8723bs, as i saw after i had downloaded it. Finally i found it at git but when I run 'modprobe r8723bs' I get a 'fatal error:no module found' message.
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Re: rtl8723bs driver

Postby DIONISIS POLITIS » 2018-01-17 07:17

arochester wrote:
EDIT1: Wifi: I have successfully made the internal wifi working. The tables uses a Realtek rtl8723bs sdio adapter. The drivers can be found here. I had to insmod the .ko file manually to make it work.
https://www.reddit.com/r/debian/comment ... ap_tablet/

thanks for your answer. I downloaded the package from git but I don't know how to manually insmod the .ko file. actually i do not see a .ko file. :(
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Re: rtl8723bs driver

Postby sunrat » 2018-01-18 04:53

It would help to post a link to exactly what you downloaded from Github. Usually you have to build a module using the downloaded files and directions are often included in a README file and/or on the Github page.

Edit - found it from reddit link - https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs
To install, you need to build the driver module with make/makeinstall (you can search how to do that).
The README file also mentioned the driver was merged to kernel 4.12 so just install a later kernel from backports should work. You would need firmware-realtek from backports as well.
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Re: rtl8723bs driver

Postby DIONISIS POLITIS » 2018-01-18 12:18

sunrat wrote:It would help to post a link to exactly what you downloaded from Github. Usually you have to build a module using the downloaded files and directions are often included in a README file and/or on the Github page.

Edit - found it from reddit link - https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs
To install, you need to build the driver module with make/makeinstall (you can search how to do that).
The README file also mentioned the driver was merged to kernel 4.12 so just install a later kernel from backports should work. You would need firmware-realtek from backports as well.

thank you for the answer. The problem is that I did all these things and still have no success. I run kernel 4.14., (i run buster/sid) additionally i downloaded the driver, I did build it with make/makeinstall and when i modprobe it i did get a 'FATAL error, module not in lib/modules etc.'. so I had to download the .ko file from git , now i don't get this FATAL error etc, but Still no internal wireless (temporarily i use a usb dongle).
the lshw and lspci | wireless don't show any hing , so perhaps is a hardware problem. I will send it to the service to find out...
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